A Noteworthy Quote
|"Again and again, this lesson of poor deployment of submarines at Midway would later be brought home to us. American submarines, on many occasions, reported movements of our forces early, and struck at them as they passed (using the basic strategy we ourselves had been practicing for in the pre-war years). One-third of all Japanese warships sunk went down before the torpedoes of submarines under Vice Adm. Charles A. Lockwood, commander of U. S. underwater forces in the Pacific. Apparently he and his staff had far less trouble convincing their seniors how submarines should best be employed in war. Except for heavy accent on how many of our merchant ships they sank in the war, the full role of American submarines against us has never been properly explained: They won the Pacific naval war for America!"
Quoted from the book I-Boat Captain by Zenji Orita. Orita was a leading Japanese submarine captain whose exploits in World War II ranged over the entire Pacific.
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